Jeremiah's dad is Jerry Francis, a former undersized power forward for Ohio State in the mid to late 80s. UM may have decided to not waste time recruiting Jeremiah. Scuttlebutt is that Purdue holds a great position with him. Depending on what occurs, though, at Ohio State this next season I think Jeremiah Francis is a Buckeye. Things could break differently, though.
There's no reason to have any confidence in whatever is going on in Columbus these days. So there's that.